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antediluvian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antediluvian  \An`te*di*lu"vi*an\,  a. 
  Of  or  relating  to  the  period  before  the  Deluge  in  Noah's 
  time;  hence  antiquated;  as  an  antediluvian  vehicle.  --  n. 
  One  who  lived  before  the  Deluge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antediluvian 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  period  before  the  Biblical  flood; 
  "Antediluvian  man"  [syn:  {antediluvial}] 
  2:  so  extremely  old  as  seeming  to  belong  to  an  earlier  period; 
  "a  ramshackle  antediluvian  tenement";  "antediluvian 
  ideas";  "archaic  laws"  [syn:  {antiquated},  {archaic}] 
  n  1:  any  of  the  early  patriarchs  who  lived  prior  to  the  Deluge 
  [syn:  {antediluvian  patriarch}] 
  2:  a  very  old  (or  old  fashioned)  person 




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